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FLORIDA

Your complete directory of Florida candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

"Florida voters looking for complete political coverage on the web should check out Politics1."
- Florida Times-Union

LBJ & Claude Pepper 1964

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Federal Candidate Filing Deadline: April 24, 2020
State Candidate Filing Deadline: June 19, 2020
State Primary: August 18, 2020
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on June 18, 2020


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Ron DeSantis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Lauren Book (D) - State Sen. & Nonprofit Group Founder
Nikki Fried (D) - State Agriculture Commissioner & Attorney

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

Jeb Bush - 1994

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Jeanette Nunez (R)*

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Ashley Moody (R)* - (Campaign Site)

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO):
Jimmy Patronis (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Bob Graham - 1978

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
Nikki Fried (D)* - (Campaign Site)


STATE LEGISLATURE:

Anti-Dempsey Barron - 1978

State House

State Senate


U.S. SENATOR:

Marco Rubio (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2022.
Piotr Blass (R) - Retired College Professor, Mathematician & Frequent Candidate 
Carlos Barberena (NPA) - Digital Marketing Consultant
Grace Granda (NPA) - Business Consultant

Bob Graham - 1978

Rick Scott (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2024.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Matt Gaetz (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Greg Merk (R) - Retired USAF/Navy Officer
John Mills (R) - Retired Navy Officer & '18 Candidate
Phil Ehr (D) - Retired Navy Commander & '18 Candidate
Bert Oram (NPA) - Attorney, Navy Veteran & '02 Candidate

District 2:
Neal Dunn (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Kim O’Connor (WI) - Retired County Employee & '18 County Commission Candidate
Kristy Thripp (WI) - Progressive Activist & Wife of CD-6 Candidate

District 3:
[ Ted Yoho (R)* - Retiring in 2020. ]
Kat Cammack (R) - Ex-Congressional Aide
Ryan Chamberlin (R) - Businessman & Author
Todd Chase (R) - Ex-Gainesville City Commissioner, Businessman & Retired Navy Officer
Bill Engelbrecht (R) - Home Health Care Agency Owner
Joe Millado (R) - Government Affairs Consultant & Ex-Congressional Aide
Gavin Rollins (R) - Clay County Commissioner, Teacher & National Guard Officer
Judson Sapp (R) - Businessman & Ex-Congressional Aide
James St. George (R) - Physician
David Theus (R) - Business Consultant
Amy Pope Wells (R) - Businesswoman, Ex-Nurse & Community Activist
Adam Christensen (D) - Businessman
Phil Dodds (D) - Software Sales Manager & '12 Candidate
Tom Wells (D) - Scientist & Frequent Candidate
Ed Silva (WI) - Ex-Congressional Aide, Ex-Code Enforcement Officer & Retired Navy NCO

Joe Scarborough for Congress

District 4:
John Rutherford (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Erick Aguilar (R) - College Professor, Financial Advisor, Consultant & Retired Naval NCO
Donna Deegan (D) - Nonprofit Group Founder, Ex-TV News Anchor & Breast Cancer Activist
Gary Koniz (WI) - Retired Journalist, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate

District 5:
Al Lawson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Albert Chester (D) - Pharmacist & Businessman
Gary Adler (R) - Businessman & Community Activist
Roger Wagoner (R)

District 6:
Mike Waltz (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Clint Curtis (D) - Attorney & Frequent Candidate
Richard Thripp (D) - College Instructor
Alan Grayson (WI) - Ex-Congressman, Attorney, '18 Candidate & '16 US Sen Candidate
Gerry Nolan (WI) - Real Estate Investor

District 7:
Stephanie Murphy (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Richard Goble (R) - Mortgage Broker & Ex-Securities Dealer
Leo Valentin (R) - Physician
Bill Garlington (NPA) - Businessman, Ex-Actor & Ex-TV Show Host

Porter Goss for Congress

District 8:
Bill Posey (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Scott Caine (R) - Retired USAF Colonel
Jim Kennedy (D) - Electrical Engineer

District 9:
Darren Soto (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jose Castillo (R) - Businessman
Bill Olson (R) - Retired Army NCO & Afghan War Veteran
Sergio Ortiz (R) - Mortgage Banker
Christopher Wright (R) - Attorney & National Guard Officer
Clay Hill (WI) - Frequent Candidate

District 10:
Val Demings (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Vennia Francois (R) - Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide & GOP Activist
Willie Montague (R) - Christian Nonprofit Group CEO & Life Coach
Sufiyah Yasmine (WI)

District 11:
Dan Webster (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dana Cottrell (D) - Teacher & '18 Nominee

Reubin Askew for Governor / Jim Williams for Lt. Gov. - 1970

District 12:
Gus Bilirakis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Kimberly Walker (D) - Businesswoman, Ex-Correctional Officer & Army/USAF Veteran

District 13:
Charlie Crist (D)* - (Campaign Site)
George Buck (R) - Consultant, Ex-College Professor, Army/USAF Veteran & '18 Nominee
Sheila Griffin (R) - Attorney & '15 City Council Candidate
Anna Paulina Luna (R) - Businesswoman, USAF Veteran & Conservative Activist
Amanda Makki (R) - Attorney, Lobbyist & Ex-Congressional Aide
Sharon Newby (R) - Businesswoman & Ex-Teacher
Jacob Curnow (WI) - Gamer

District 14:
Kathy Castor (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Paul Sidney Elliott (R) - Attorney, Mediator & '12 Candidate
Christine Quinn (R) - Food Seasonings Manufacturing Company Owner & '16 Nominee

District 15:
Ross Spano (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Scott Franklin (R) - Lakeland City Commissioner, Insurance Agency Owner & Retired Navy Officer
Alan Cohn (D) - Ex-TV News Anchor, Communications Consultant & '14 Nominee
Adam Hattersley (D) - State Rep., Businessman & Navy Veteran
Jesse Philippe (D) - Law Student & Iraq War Veteran

District 16:
Vern Buchanan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Margaret Good (D) - State Rep. & Attorney

Harry Johnston for Congress

District 17:
Greg Steube (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Allen Ellison (D) - Policy Consultant & '18 Nominee
Theodore Murray (D) - Home Repair Contractor

District 18:
Brian Mast (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Nicholas Vessio (R) - Security Consultant & Retired Police Officer
Pam Keith (D) - Attorney, Navy Veteran, '18 Candidate & '16 US Sen. Candidate
Oz Vazquez (D) - Ex-State Deputy Solicitor General & Attorney
K.W. Miller (NPA) - Businessman

District 19:
[ Francis Rooney (R)* - Retiring in 2020. ]
Darren Aquino (R) - Actor & Disabilities Rights Activist
Casey Askar (R) - Businessman & USMC Veteran
Byron Donalds (R) - State Rep., Financial Advisor & Ex-College Trustee
Dane Eagle (R) - State House Majority Leader & Real Estate Broker
William Figlesthaler (R) - Urologist
Randy Henderson (R) - Fort Myers Mayor, Ex-City Councilman & Real Estate Broker
Daniel Kowal (R) - Retired Police Officer & Army Veteran
Christy McLaughlin (R) - Recent Law School Graduate & GOP Activist
Dan "Doc" Severson (R) - Ex-Minnesota State Rep., Businessman, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Cindy Banyai (D) - Organizational Development Consultant & College Professor
David Holden (D) - Financial Advisor & '18 Nominee
Patrick Post (WI) - '12 Candidate

District 20:
Alcee Hastings (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D) - Home Health Care Company CEO & '18 Candidate
Vic DeGrammont (R) - Realtor
Greg Musselwhite (R) - Welding Inspector & Pipe Fitter
Lateresa Jones (NPA) - Life Coach & Frequent Candidate

J. Herbert Burke for Congress - 1972

District 21:
Lois Frankel (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Guido Weiss (D) - Ex-Congressional Aide & Navy Reserve Officer
Christian Acosta (R) - College Professor & Nuclear Engineer
Elizabeth Felton (R) - Private Zoo Owner
Laura Loomer (R) - Conspiracy Theorist & Alt-Right Blogger
Aaron Scanlan (R) - Home Sales Consultant & Photographer
Reba Sherrill (R) - Businesswoman
Mike Vilardi (R) - Tax Consultant & Retired IRS Agent
Charleston Malkemus (NPA) - Technology Executive & Iraq War Veteran
Piotr Blass (Write-In) - Retired College Professor, Mathematician & Frequent Candidate
Sylvia Caravetta (WI)

District 22:
Ted Deutch (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Fran Flynn (R)
Jessi Melton (R) - Wireless Consultant
Jim Pruden (R) - Attorney
Darlene Swaffar (R) - Insurance Agency Owner

District 23:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jen Perelman (D) - Attorney & Voting Rights Activist
D.B. Fugate (R) - Ex-European Basketball League Player & USAF Veteran
Michael Kroske (R) - Equipment Procurement Manager
Jeff Olson (R) - Real Estate Broker & Actor
Carla Spalding (R) - Nurse, Realtor, Navy Veteran & '16/'18 Candidate

US Senator Dick Stone - 1980

District 24:
Frederica Wilson (D)* -
(Campaign Site)
Ricardo de la Fuente (D) - Businessman, California Resident & Frequent Candidate 
Sakinah Lehtola (D) - Progressive Activist
Lavern Spicer (R) - Nonprofit Food Bank Executive Director
Christine Olivo (NPA) - Ex-Church Youth Director, College Student & Community Activist
Howard Knepper (WI) - Real Estate Developer & Frequent Candidate
Hector Rivera (WI) - Real Estate Broker

District 25:
Mario Diaz-Balart (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 26:
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Omar Blanco (R) - Ex-Metro-Dade Firefighters Union President
Carlos Gimenez (R) - Miami-Dade County Mayor, Ex-County Commissioner & Ex-Miami Fire Chief

District 27:
Donna Shalala (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Juan Fiol (R) - Realtor & Trump Campaign Activist
Maria Salazar (R) - Ex-TV News Anchor, Journalist & '18 Nominee



STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Jack Eckerd for Governor - Paula Hawkins for Lt Governor - 1978

Constitution Party of Florida (C)
Florida Democratic Party (D)
Green Party of Florida (G)
Libertarian Party of Florida (L)
Reform Party of Florida (REF)
Republican Party of Florida (R)
Independent / No Party Affiliation (NPA)
Write-In (WI)


STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Secretary of State - Division of Elections


STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Ed Gurney - 1968

Apalachicola Times
Boca Raton News
Bradenton Herald
Broward El Heraldo (Spanish)
Broward Times (African-American)
Broward & Palm Beach New Times (Alternative)
Cedar Key Beacon
Charlotte Sun-Herald
Citrus County Chronicle
Daily Pulp
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Destin Log
Everglades City Echo
Fernandina Beach News Leader
Florida News Center (Media News)
Florida Political Press (Conservative)
Florida Politics
Fort Lauderdale CityLink (Alternative)
Fort Lauderdale Our Independent (Gay)
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
Fort Lauderdale Westside Gazette (African-American)
Fort Myers News-Press
Fort Pierce Tribune
Gadsden County Times
Gainesville Sun
Golden Gate Gazette
Hernando Today
Jacksonville Business Journal
Jacksonville Florida Times-Union
Jupiter Courier
Key West Citizen
Lake City Reporter
Lakeland Ledger
Leesburg Daily Commercial
Marathon Keynoter
Marco Daily News / Marco Island Eagle
Melbourne Florida Today
Miami Herald
Miami el Nuevo Herald (Spanish)
Miami Independent Media Center (Progressive)
Miami Jewish Star Times
Miami New Times (Alternative)
Miami-Dade County Campaigns and Politics
Naples Daily News
Northwest Florida Daily News
Ocala Star-Banner
Orlando Sentinel
Palatka Daily News
Palm Beach Post
Panama City News-Herald
Pasco News
Pensacola News Journal
Political Gateway - Florida
Ponte Vedra Beach & Jacksonville Beaches Leader
Post on Politics
St. Augustine Record
St. Petersburg Times -
(Political News - Political Blog)
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Sayfie Review (Politics)
Sebring News-Sun
South Florida Blade (GLBT)
South Florida Daily Business Review
South Florida Business Journal
Southwest Florida Business News
Stuart News
Sumter County Times
Sunshine State News (Conservative)
Tallahassee Democrat
Tampa Bay Business Journal
Tampa Bay Online
Tampa Tribune
Tampa Weekly Planet (Alternative)
Vero Beach Press Journal
Winter Haven News Chief
Ybor City Stogie

Janet Reno for Governor - 2002

WBBH TV-2 (NBC - Ft. Myers)
WINK TV-11 (CBS - Ft. Myers)
WCJB TV-20 (ABC - Gainesville)
WJXT TV-4 (IBS - Jacksonville)
WJXX TV-25 / WTLV TV-12 (ABC/NBC - Jacksonville)
WBZL TV-39 (WB - Miami)
WFOR TV-4 (CBS - Miami)
WSVN TV-7 (FOX - Miami)
WTVJ TV-6 (NBC - Miami)
WPLG TV-10 (ABC - Miami)
WINZ AM 940 Radio (Miami)
WESH TV-2 (NBC - Orlando)
WFTV TV-9 (ABC - Orlando)
WKMG TV-6 (IBS - Orlando)
WJHG TV-7 (NBC - Panama City)
WEAR TV-3 (ABC - Pensacola)
WCTV TV-6 (CBS - Tallahassee)
WTXL TV-27 (ABC - Tallahassee)
WFLA TV-8 (NBC - Tampa)
WFTS TV-28 (ABC - Tampa)
WTSP TV-10 (CBS - Tampa)
WTVT TV-13 (FOX - Tampa)
WPBF TV-25 (IBS - West Palm Beach)
WPTV TV-5 (NBC - West Palm Beach)

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